Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) SVP Lisa Ann Pauley sold 17,090 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.79, for a total transaction of $697,101.10. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 108,923 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,442,969.17. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Lisa Ann Pauley also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, August 25th, Lisa Ann Pauley sold 39,241 shares of Ball Corporation stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.10, for a total transaction of $1,534,323.10.
  • On Friday, July 28th, Lisa Ann Pauley sold 37,984 shares of Ball Corporation stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.03, for a total transaction of $1,596,467.52.

Shares of Ball Corporation (NYSE BLL) opened at 40.80 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $40.28 and a 200 day moving average of $39.74. The company has a market capitalization of $14.35 billion, a PE ratio of 57.87 and a beta of 0.96. Ball Corporation has a 12 month low of $35.65 and a 12 month high of $43.06.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The industrial products company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.55 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $2.86 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.81 billion. Ball Corporation had a net margin of 1.70% and a return on equity of 17.63%. Ball Corporation’s revenue was up 40.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.05 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Ball Corporation will post $2.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st were issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 30th. Ball Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 78.43%.

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BLL has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ball Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of Ball Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price objective on shares of Ball Corporation in a report on Sunday, June 25th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price objective (up previously from $44.00) on shares of Ball Corporation in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Barclays PLC upped their price objective on shares of Ball Corporation from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $44.05.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC boosted its holdings in Ball Corporation by 75.3% in the second quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 193,962 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $8,187,000 after acquiring an additional 83,293 shares during the last quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. bought a new position in Ball Corporation in the first quarter valued at about $201,000. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Ball Corporation by 9.4% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,637,759 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $121,443,000 after acquiring an additional 140,259 shares during the last quarter. Credit Agricole S A boosted its holdings in Ball Corporation by 17.4% in the first quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 103,163 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $7,662,000 after acquiring an additional 15,280 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thomas White International Ltd. boosted its holdings in Ball Corporation by 100.0% in the second quarter. Thomas White International Ltd. now owns 27,410 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $1,157,000 after acquiring an additional 13,705 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.43% of the company’s stock.

Ball Corporation Company Profile

Ball Corporation is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care and household products industries. The Company’s packaging products are produced for a range of end uses and are manufactured in facilities around the world. Its segments include beverage packaging, North and Central America; beverage packaging, South America; beverage packaging, Europe; food and aerosol packaging; aerospace, and other.

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